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Downers Grove Party Entertainers

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Nick Connell
5.0
from 140 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 195 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Megan S.
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We had such a positive experience with Nick! He twisted balloons for our son's 4th birthday and it was the hilight of the party. He was so creative and a pleasure to work with. The kids had a blast! Very responsive, punctual and a great value. Highly recommend!!

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The Great Boodini
4.9
from 113 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael W.
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The Great Boodini was exactly what we wanted in party entertainment. He had a tough crowd with two Fire Departments in attendance, but his performance is world class. I would not hesitate hiring him again.

  • 26 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha P.
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Russ was wonderful! The photo booth and props were perfect for my son's 1st birthday party, he even brought stools for the kids to stand on since it was a kid party. I have friends who are planning parties and now want to hire Russ! Looking forward to hiring him again next year for my son's next birthday, thank you Russ!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 174 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie S.
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Such an amazing artist, all of the face paints looked great. I had tons of comments and questions about where i found her, and who she was. I of course passed along the information. I truly want to thank Saharas Party Faces, for a great job and making my daughters birthday a success!

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VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
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Michelle T.
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We had Emil for our wedding on February 20, 2015. He was right on time and started taking pictures right away. He was extremely awesome. He was showing me the pictures as he was taking them to show me what we needed to do to get the best pictures. We gave him so little to work with and he was extremely creative. We were missing people from the wedding party and instead of wasting time, he just started taking more pictures. we can't wait to share the pictures with our family and friends. My husband and I were trying to go low cost, and we got a bargain. Thank you Emil for helping make our special day so smooth and worry free. And for putting up with my insane bridal party and family!

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  • 40 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
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Asha B.
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It was an awesome experience with Normanjean in our party. Kids really enjoyed .

DJ AD Entertainment
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Florence C.
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We hired DJ AD for a Sweet 16th party. From beginning to end, it was a wonderful experience. Eilleen was a dream to work with and she made sure everything ran smoothly. I would definitely hire this DJ again. Everyone had a blast.

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Pocket Circus
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Park C.
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Very nice magic show at an affordable price. Everyone at my party, including both kids and adults enjoyed the show and had a lot of laughs.

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Tracy's Fun Face Paintings
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Valerie M.
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Tracy was wonderful! We had a subdivision block party with about 200 people. Her paintings were great and the families really enjoyed having her at our event!

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Steve Belliveau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ceshia W.
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We have hired Steve for an Adult Birthday party. Very professional and friendly over the phone. We have heard so many wonderful things about his quality of work from others. I will post our overall experience and thoughts after the party. Can't wait!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
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Kristen B.
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Edwin was great to work with. I booked him for two events. One was a fundraiser for adults with about 250 people. One was a 10th birthday party for 20 girls. For both events Edwin went above and beyond to make sure every detail was just what I wanted. He also traveled through a snow storm to make it to my daughter’s bday! For both events he arrived early and was set up and ready to go by the time the events started. Highly recommend!!!

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Intuitive Consultations
4.6
from 37 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
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Kelly S.
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All my guests loved her!! I would highly recommend her for any party or event!

Balster Magic Productions
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Beenish I.
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It was such a treat having Tim Balster at my son's first birthday on Feb 25, 2017. Tim is very professional. He arrived ahead of time to do his set up. That makes him very organized.This magic show experience was very interactive not only for children but for adults as well. My children loved the act of birds and balloon twisting was amazing. I highly recommend Tim Balster as an entertainer. My party was a huge success. I would definitely take his services again.. all in all loved it.. Beenish Imran

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butterfliesandzebras
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
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Katha B.
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Sharon was absolutely delight to have with us for our daughter's first birthday party! She was absolutely great and all the kids and adults had so much fun getting face and arms painted! She did unlimited painting for everybody and all the kids were simply delighted! Parents also commented about the quality work.. I will absolutely hire her for any kiddy party we will have in future! thank you sharon for making the party a super hit!

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RGML Entertainment
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle S.
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From beginning to end, Ryan was very professional, responsive and very accommodating. The party was a blast and the party-goers danced the whole night. Thank you for making my daughter's birthday party special for her.

Mr. Photobot
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Astockman S.
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Great job with my 4 year olds birthday party. Everyone enjoyed the booth!

  • 12 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn D.
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The photographer manages to capture all the special things in each wedding, with memories for the wedding couple to enjoy for the rest of their lives. Very clever and innovative photos. The photo booth encourages everyone to let their hair down, act silly, and enjoy the party and each other. There are lots of fun props to encourage everyone to use their imagination.

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Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay L.
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It was almost a year ago to take my son's 1st birthday party and birthday photos. They did a amazing job! It was an unforgettable moment and they took every moments of baby's unexpected movements. At the beginning my son could not focus on the camera, but he looked to be very happy to take the photo shoot around 10 minutes later. They made the environment very warm and happy. We could enjoy the time with my son. Also have various styles clothes for baby and kids. We brought our own clothes, but we didn't use ours. Theirs were better for photo. The backgrounds were also adorable. When we received the frame and album, it's good quality and happy to see it again and again. Almost every month we have kept opening the album and remembering the moment. I highly recommend this studio. You will not regret your choice at all. Visit the studio and see what you can get.

PrimeTime Photo Booths
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Astockman S.
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Great job with my 4 year olds birthday party. Everyone enjoyed the booth

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BOUNCE 'N' CELEBRATIONS
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lauren Z.
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Zoltan with Bounce N Celebrations did an AMAZING job at my son's 3-year-old birthday party. We had about 35 kids between the ages of 2-8, and he was very patient, very professional, very engaging, and the kids absolutely LOVED his work! The glitter tattoos were the biggest hit, but the balloon swords and wands were not to go unnoticed - the kids loved those as well. Zoltan is extremely prompt and thorough. He got RIGHT back to me any time I called with a question or an update weeks before the party, he was very clear when he outlined what I should expect or needed to do, and he just made everything very simple and easy on my end. I felt in good hands and I could tell right away he was a reliable professional and person who I could trust. He is also very kind and reasonable and humble, and he is good with the kids. He didn't mind staying a little later so that some of the kids could get a balloon in addition to their tattoos, and when one child's balloon popped, he made another one even though the party was over and he had packed up all of his things. He didn't even bat an eye about it - it was his natural reaction to unpack and fix the problem. He was really perfect entertainment for our party, and we look forward to hiring him again. I strongly recommend Bounce N' Celebrations. Thank you Zoltan!!

Psychic reader and advisor
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Debbie L.
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We hired Sophia for my son's graduation party. It was definitely the highlight of the party. She was even willing to stay a half hour beyond her scheduled time to accommodate all of the guests. Thanks Sophia for helping us make this a memorial experience for our son.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a fortune teller do?

A fortune teller offers insight into people’s past, present and future through private readings. Some fortune tellers read palms or use tarot cards, runes, or tea leaves to see into a client’s future. Other fortune tellers consider themselves psychics, numerologists and mystics who look for patterns and meaning in seemingly random events, such as stirred tea leaves or the draw of a tarot card. By interpreting what they see in the cards or leaves, fortune tellers answer their clients’ questions about their lives, such as who or when they’ll marry, whether they should quit their job, or whether they should have a baby. Tarot card readings are a particularly popular way of having your future told, because they’re such a familiar method of fortune telling. More importantly, you can guide a tarot reading by asking the specific questions that are most important to you. By interpreting the cards you’ve drawn, the fortune teller may give you new insight into yourself and help you make an important decision. For some people, fortune tellers are simply amusing, but for others, they offer helpful guidance and spiritual nourishment.  

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

How much is it to rent a photo booth for a party?

Renting a party photo booth for your next event will get your guests engaged and provide a take-home favor for attendees. The cost to rent a party photo booth will vary depending on the type of booth, the day and time of year, the length of the rental, and any add-ons you select. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500. Here are some examples of average party photo booth rental costs:

  • Weekday packages: $300-$550, depending on features included and length of rental. A three-hour weekday package for $500 could include guest book, personalized photo strips and DVD of all the photos.
  • Weekend packages: $450-$700, depending on features included and length of rental.
  • Additional hours: $100-$150 per extra hour.
  • Add-on features:
    • Photo guest album services: $75.
    • Personalized photo strips: $30-$50.
    • Custom photo backdrops or vinyl skin branding of the booth: $150-$300.
    • Live social media connectivity (ability to share photos to social media accounts): $100-$250.

How do you make a wedding photo booth backdrop?

Creative or DIY-savvy couples can make a wedding photo booth backdrop in no time. You can ask your rental company to incorporate a custom backdrop into your rental party photo booth, or do your own custom photo booth with a friend serving as photographer. It’s easiest to make your own backdrop for an open air photo booth, which you can hang on a wall at an indoor reception, or hang from a tree or in a homemade frame at an outdoor reception.

One simple yet glamorous option is a tinsel curtain. Choose silver or gold for classic elegance, or go for a wild color like bright pink. For a more refined look, you can purchase three or four yards of a luxe fabric that fits your wedding color theme. Creative couples may want to get funky and spray-paint or hand-paint designs onto a cotton canvas backdrop. Don’t forget to provide props for your guests; the props are half the fun and encourage guests to get playful for the camera. Paint an oversized picture frame gold (don’t forget to take out the glass!) for your guests to hold up. Provide a chalkboard where they can write cute messages to hold in their photo, and colorful items from your costume box: think hats, wigs, funky sunglasses, and sequined accessories.

Actual Requests

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Need photo booth rental

Naperville, IL

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    Over 200 (please estimate)
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    at the denada house
  • $469
    Average price

Need photo booth rental

Clarendon Hills, IL

  • Event type
    School event
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Age of guests
    6-11
  • Details
    it is a mother son dance
  • $431.8
    Average price

Need Event DJ

Downers Grove, IL

  • Event type
    Other (Christmas Party)
  • Number of guests
    51 - 100
  • Age of guests
    50 or older
  • Music preferences
    Pop, Rock, Other (Dance Music)
  • Indoors or outdoors?
    Indoors
  • Venue Sound Equipment
    No, DJ must provide sound equipment
  • Equipment/services needed
    MC: No, Microphones: Yes, Lighting: Yes, Fog machine: No
  • Total budget for DJ
    $600-$700
  • Details
    Dinner is being served at 7:30
  • $514
    Average price
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